Guardz, an Israel-based cybersecurity company, has launched its dedicated cybersecurity platform for managed security providers (MSPs) and IT professionals.
“The all-in-one cybersecurity solution empowers MSPs to efficiently protect their clients with automated remediation plans, to improve their reporting for existing clients and better obtain new ones, and to cut operational and licensing costs up to 75%, ultimately boosting revenue,” the company said in a prepared statement.
Security for SMBs
Cybersecurity attacks aimed at small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) are on the rise. However, only 14% of these companies are prepared to defend themselves, according to an Accenture survey. Many either cannot afford to pay for and are not equipped to manage complicated and expensive solutions built for larger enterprises, and instead have turned to MSPs to handle their IT and cybersecurity, Guardz asserts.
Guardz adds that, tasked with managing the various needs of numerous businesses at once, MSPs face a multitude of challenges. These include:
- Contracting with multiple vendors
- Creating an affordable bundled cyber solution for their customers
- Mastering and deploying a variety of technologies for each client
- Demonstrating the risk, exposure, and financial impact to new clients
A Guarantee From Guardz
Guardz describes its new MSP cybersecurity platform as a “cost-effective, all-in-one solution providing businesses with both 24/7 cyber protection and cyber insurance coverage.” Additionally, within the platform, MSPs can control multiple customers' cyber posture, subscription plans and remediation from a single, multi-tenant dashboard, the company said.
The solution also provides automated threat detection and remediation across the external and internal surfaces for business data, employee identities, cloud apps, web browsing, emails and devices. Its Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace integrations allow for easy onboarding and immediate connection to MSP clients' IT environments.
Explaining its advancements, Dor Eisner, Guardz CEO and co-founder, said:
"The launch of our dedicated MSP platform represents a significant milestone for Guardz as we continue to democratize cybersecurity for small and mid-sized businesses and enable MSPs to thrive. With everything required to protect a business in one package, we're allowing MSPs to significantly increase their range of capabilities while cutting their costs and increasing their revenue streams."
The solution also enables MSPs to consistently demonstrate their effectiveness to existing customers and better attract new ones, ultimately boosting their revenue, Guardz indicated.
Accordingly, the platform's automated prospecting tool generates risk assessment reports that compare existing and prospective clients' vulnerability levels to industry benchmarks in seconds. And with Guardz's cyber protection in place, MSP clients gain cyber insurance readiness and tailored coverage, and MSPs obtain a fixed commission.
The dedicated offering is available for MSPs globally via a subscription model.